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UFC Middleweight - 2022

The Middleweight Division in Mixed Martial Arts refers to different weight classes. The UFC Middleweight Fighters generally compete within 171 to 185 lb (77.5 to 84 kg).


  1. UFC Middleweight Rankings 2022
  2. How are UFC rankings calculated?
  3. UFC Weight Divisions


UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya


UFC Middleweight Rankings 2022


On March 1, 2008, the Pride World Welterweight Championship was unified with the UFC Middleweight Title on March 1, 2008, when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.


The Middleweight Title has been held by the likes of Dave Menne, Rich Franklin, and at UFC 64, Anderson Silva won the title. Silva defended his title against the likes of Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami, while holding onto the belt for a total of 2,457 days, a record for the longest title reign in UFC history. At UFC 162, Chris Weidman defeated Silva to win the Middleweight Title. Weidman's reign came to an end when he was beaten by Luke Rockhold at UFC 194.


At UFC 199, Michael Bisping won the Middleweight Title and eventually lost it to the returning GSP at UFC 217. As GSP vacated the title due to complications with ulcerative coltis, on December 7, 2017, Robert Whittaker was promoted as the Middleweight Champion, having won the Interim Title at UFC 213.


At UFC 243, the interim Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker to win the undisputed UFC Middleweight Championship.


The current champion Adesanya, defended his title against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa at UFC 248 and UFC 253 respectively.


Current UFC Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya [23–1]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext fight
CIsrael Adesanya23–1-3 (5 def)WinUFC 276 Jared CannonierUFC 281 Alex Pereira
1Robert Whittaker23–6-0LossUFC 271 Israel AdesanyaUFC Fight Night 209 Marvin Vettori
2 (T)Jared Cannonier15–6-0LossUFC 276 Israel AdesanyaUFC Fight Night 212 Sean Strickland
2 (T)Marvin Vettori18–5–111WinUFC Fight Night 196 Paulo CostaUFC Fight Night 209 Robert Whittaker
4Derek Brunson23–8-0LossUFC 271 Jared CannonierUFC Fight Night 215 Jack Hermansson
5Alex Pereira6–1-6WinUFC 276 Sean StricklandUFC 281 Israel Adesanya
6Paulo Costa14–2-1WinUFC 278 Luke RockholdTBD
7Sean Strickland25–4-0LossUFC 276 Alex PereiraUFC Fight Night 212 Jared Cannonier
8Jack Hermansson23–7-1WinUFC Fight Night 208 Chris CurtisUFC Fight Night 215 Derek Brunson
9Darren Till18–4–1-0LossUFC Fight Night 191 Derek BrunsonTBD
10André Muniz23–4-9WinUFC 276 Uriah HallTBD
11Kelvin Gastelum16–8 (1 NC)-0LossUFC on ESPN 29 Jared CannonierTBD
12Nassourdine Imavov11–3-2WinUFC 268 Edmen ShahbazyanUFC Fight Night 209 Joaquin Buckley
13Dricus du Plessis17–2-5WinUFC 276 Brad TavaresTBD
14Brad Tavares19–7-0LossUFC 276 Dricus du PlessisTBD
15Chris Curtis29–9-0LossUFC Fight Night 208 Jack HermanssonTBD


How are UFC rankings calculated?


The official UFC rankings are voted on by select members of the MMA media. Their votes are averaged and the rankings are determined on a weekly basis.


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


*Last Updated: August 22nd, 2022.

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Bo Nickal will "ragdoll" Khamzat Chimaev in wrestling, says Anthony Smith - "There's not a Dagestani Russian wrestler in the UFC that's gonna beat Bo Nickal"
Bo Nickal will "ragdoll" Khamzat Chimaev in wrestling, says Anthony Smith - "There's not a Dagestani Russian wrestler in the UFC that's gonna beat Bo Nickal"

Bo Nickal will "ragdoll" Khamzat Chimaev in wrestling, says Anthony Smith - "There's not a Dagestani Russian wrestler in the UFC that's gonna beat Bo Nickal"

Watch: Israel Adesanya planks with weights on back in intense strength and conditioning training ahead of Alex Pereira fight
Watch: Israel Adesanya planks with weights on back in intense strength and conditioning training ahead of Alex Pereira fight

Watch: Israel Adesanya planks with weights on back in intense strength and conditioning training ahead of Alex Pereira fight

"That guy is built like Nate Diaz" - Fans left dumbfounded by video of Alex Pereira getting demolished on feet in his sole MMA loss
"That guy is built like Nate Diaz" - Fans left dumbfounded by video of Alex Pereira getting demolished on feet in his sole MMA loss

"That guy is built like Nate Diaz" - Fans left dumbfounded by video of Alex Pereira getting demolished on feet in his sole MMA loss

"I was shocked at how big he is in real life" - Anthony Smith believes size advantage will allow Alex Pereira to fight Israel Adesanya on his own terms
"I was shocked at how big he is in real life" - Anthony Smith believes size advantage will allow Alex Pereira to fight Israel Adesanya on his own terms

"I was shocked at how big he is in real life" - Anthony Smith believes size advantage will allow Alex Pereira to fight Israel Adesanya on his own terms

"He's got everything he could ever ask for, except for..." - Anthony Smith and Michael Bisping speculate why Conor McGregor berates others' achievements
"He's got everything he could ever ask for, except for..." - Anthony Smith and Michael Bisping speculate why Conor McGregor berates others' achievements

"He's got everything he could ever ask for, except for..." - Anthony Smith and Michael Bisping speculate why Conor McGregor berates others' achievements

Is Alex Pereira ranked in the UFC?
Is Alex Pereira ranked in the UFC?

Is Alex Pereira ranked in the UFC?

"He's never had a partner" - Chael Sonnen argues whether Alex Pereira mocking Israel Adesanya back is a positive for the champion
"He's never had a partner" - Chael Sonnen argues whether Alex Pereira mocking Israel Adesanya back is a positive for the champion

"He's never had a partner" - Chael Sonnen argues whether Alex Pereira mocking Israel Adesanya back is a positive for the champion

"He's a f***ing scary big dude" - UFC middleweight Krzysztof Jotko predicts Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira (Exclusive)
"He's a f***ing scary big dude" - UFC middleweight Krzysztof Jotko predicts Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira (Exclusive)

"He's a f***ing scary big dude" - UFC middleweight Krzysztof Jotko predicts Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira (Exclusive)

Darren Till takes issue with fighters complaining about Daniel Cormier - "That Fat Potato head could still absolutely maul 99% of the roster on his worst day"
Darren Till takes issue with fighters complaining about Daniel Cormier - "That Fat Potato head could still absolutely maul 99% of the roster on his worst day"

Darren Till takes issue with fighters complaining about Daniel Cormier - "That Fat Potato head could still absolutely maul 99% of the roster on his worst day"

"I don't know why you would say something like that, knowing what I can do to you" - Bo Nickal responds to 'cute' warning by Darren Till, reminds him of being 'bodied' by wrestler
"I don't know why you would say something like that, knowing what I can do to you" - Bo Nickal responds to 'cute' warning by Darren Till, reminds him of being 'bodied' by wrestler

"I don't know why you would say something like that, knowing what I can do to you" - Bo Nickal responds to 'cute' warning by Darren Till, reminds him of being 'bodied' by wrestler

"You guys are all dead"- Former UFC double champ Henry Cejudo has a chilling warning for the current UFC champions
"You guys are all dead"- Former UFC double champ Henry Cejudo has a chilling warning for the current UFC champions

"You guys are all dead"- Former UFC double champ Henry Cejudo has a chilling warning for the current UFC champions

Bo Nickal's first UFC fight in the works just days after winning DWCS contract; Jamie Pickett being targeted for UFC 282 in Las Vegas
Bo Nickal's first UFC fight in the works just days after winning DWCS contract; Jamie Pickett being targeted for UFC 282 in Las Vegas

Bo Nickal's first UFC fight in the works just days after winning DWCS contract; Jamie Pickett being targeted for UFC 282 in Las Vegas

Watch: Israel Adesanya gets taken down by Alexander Volkanovski in new 'Engage' video  
Watch: Israel Adesanya gets taken down by Alexander Volkanovski in new 'Engage' video  

Watch: Israel Adesanya gets taken down by Alexander Volkanovski in new 'Engage' video  

Chael Sonnen calls top UFC fighters "fake tough guys," suggests they'll avoid facing Bo Nickal
Chael Sonnen calls top UFC fighters "fake tough guys," suggests they'll avoid facing Bo Nickal

Chael Sonnen calls top UFC fighters "fake tough guys," suggests they'll avoid facing Bo Nickal

When Brock Lesnar came in, he was like a caveman - Ariel Helwani claims Bo Nickal can beat a top-15 fighter right now
When Brock Lesnar came in, he was like a caveman - Ariel Helwani claims Bo Nickal can beat a top-15 fighter right now

When Brock Lesnar came in, he was like a caveman - Ariel Helwani claims Bo Nickal can beat a top-15 fighter right now

"Make weight first C**shot" - Fans claim Khamzat Chimaev is 'ducking' Paulo Costa and the middleweight division as he names Colby Covington as next opponent
"Make weight first C**shot" - Fans claim Khamzat Chimaev is 'ducking' Paulo Costa and the middleweight division as he names Colby Covington as next opponent

"Make weight first C**shot" - Fans claim Khamzat Chimaev is 'ducking' Paulo Costa and the middleweight division as he names Colby Covington as next opponent

"The shoe is now on the other foot" - Bo Nickal should pursue Khamzat Chimaev fight "full steam, with both barrels", says Chael Sonnen
"The shoe is now on the other foot" - Bo Nickal should pursue Khamzat Chimaev fight "full steam, with both barrels", says Chael Sonnen

"The shoe is now on the other foot" - Bo Nickal should pursue Khamzat Chimaev fight "full steam, with both barrels", says Chael Sonnen

Paulo Costa might, but Robert Whittaker will beat him - John McCarthy discusses Khamzat Chimaev's chances at middleweight
Paulo Costa might, but Robert Whittaker will beat him - John McCarthy discusses Khamzat Chimaev's chances at middleweight

Paulo Costa might, but Robert Whittaker will beat him - John McCarthy discusses Khamzat Chimaev's chances at middleweight

"He can take down these UFC guys that have never wrestled" - Henry Cejudo asserts Khamzat Chimaev's wrestling is "nowhere near" Bo Nickal's 
"He can take down these UFC guys that have never wrestled" - Henry Cejudo asserts Khamzat Chimaev's wrestling is "nowhere near" Bo Nickal's 

"He can take down these UFC guys that have never wrestled" - Henry Cejudo asserts Khamzat Chimaev's wrestling is "nowhere near" Bo Nickal's 

"...Grapples the heck outta him, and that's all she wrote" - Henry Cejudo claims stylistic nightmare Bo Nickal could beat champion Israel Adesanya even before UFC debut
"...Grapples the heck outta him, and that's all she wrote" - Henry Cejudo claims stylistic nightmare Bo Nickal could beat champion Israel Adesanya even before UFC debut

"...Grapples the heck outta him, and that's all she wrote" - Henry Cejudo claims stylistic nightmare Bo Nickal could beat champion Israel Adesanya even before UFC debut

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